Divided into two sections, an insightful look at personal morality and responsibility in contemporary America examines phrases we use to avoid doing things and offers remedies for our age of alibi.
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In this time where everyone seems to be suing everyone else, and nothing bad that happens seems to be any individual's fault, this is a timely and important and useful book. Vincent Barry dissects the language of avoiding personal responsibility ("It's not my job.," "How was I supposed to know?," "Boys will be boys," etc.) and lays out some good ideas for empowering ourselves and our kids by learning to take responsibility for our actions and our lives. My only quibble was with the title, because one time the dog really did eat my homework, honest, and my teacher made fun of me. Otherwise, a fine and long overdue book!
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Book Description Andrews McMeel Pub, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0836227158
Book Description Andrews Mcmeel Pub, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110836227158